Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-348) and index.
The rule-of-law revival / Thomas Carothers -- The problem of knowledge / Thomas Carothers -- Competing definitions of the rule of law / Rachel Kleinfeld -- Mythmaking in the rule-of-law orthodoxy / Frank Upham -- A house without a foundation / Stephen Golub -- Lessons not learned about legal reform / Wade Channell -- The legal empowerment alternative / Stephen Golub -- A Trojan horse in China? / Matthew Stephenson -- The complexity of success in Russia / Matthew Spence -- Middle East dilemmas / David Mednicoff -- Time to learn, time to act in Africa / Laure-Hélène Piron -- Measuring the impact of criminal justice reform in Latin America / Lisa Bhansali and Christina Biebesheimer -- Steps toward knowledge / Thomas Carothers.
"Over the past decade, Carothers has established himself as the leading U.S. expert on democracy promotion. He is a powerful critic not only of the nuts-and-bolts of democracy assistance but also of U.S. grand strategy overall."-SAIS Review Promoting the rule of law has become a major part of Western efforts to spread democracy and market economics around the world. Yet, although programs to foster the rule of law abroad have mushroomed, well-grounded knowledge about what factors ensure success, and why, remains scarce. In Promoting the Rule of Law Abroad, leading practitioners and policy-oriented scholars draw on years of experience-in Russia, China, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa-to critically assess the rationale, methods, and goals of rule-of-law policies. These incisive, accessible essays offer vivid portrayals and penetrating analyses of the challenges that define this vital but surprisingly little-understood field. Contributors include Rachel Belton (Truman National Security Project), Lisa Bhansali (World Bank), Christina Biebesheimer (World Bank), Thomas Carothers (Carnegie Endowment), Wade Channell, Stephen Golub, and David Mednicoff (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Laure-HElEne Piron (Overseas Development Institute), Matthew Spence (Yale Law School), Matthew Stephenson (Harvard Law School), and Frank Upham (NYU School of Law).
"Over the past decade, Carothers has established himself as the leading U.S. expert on democracy promotion. He is a powerful critic not only of the nuts-and-bolts of democracy assistance but also of U.S. grand strategy overall."--SAIS Review Promoting the rule of law has become a major part of Western efforts to spread democracy and market economics around the world. Yet, although programs (read more)
October 1, 2006
The Carnegie Endowment has published a new edited collection of essays that have as their shared theme an inquiry into what editor Carothers calls the "rule of law orthodoxy." Put simply, this orthodoxy holds that promoting the rule of law is an essential component of democratization and the development of market economies. As with any collection of essays, some (read more)